Music Under Lockdown

The year 2020’s Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has decimated the entertainment and hospitality industry. However, over this period of time there have been some inspirational and novel ways that musicians have been able to continue entertaining us. This news feed focuses on the new and interesting things that are being done in the name of Classical Music. And if you are a musician or agent that wants to promote something that fits into this broad definition – please contact us.

February 15, 2024
BBC statement on the future of the BBC Singers and its Orchestras We have now concluded a project looking at the future of the BBC’s performing groups. The BBC is...
David Pickard to step down as Director of the BBC Proms. Photo: Andrew Crowley
November 23, 2023
After leading the world’s greatest classical music festival for nearly a decade, David Pickard has decided to step down as the Director of the BBC Proms. He will remain in...
Adam Szabo. Photo by Phil Sharp
October 25, 2023
Following a very competitive recruitment process, Bill Chandler has been appointed Director of the BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus and Adam Szabo has been appointed Director of the BBC Philharmonic. Bill...
September 8, 2023
James B. Wilson’s 1922, celebrating the BBC’s centenary and Laura Karman’sHigher. Further. Faster.(main theme from The Marvels) will be performed alongside traditional Last Night favourites The BBC Proms 2023 season culminates in the celebratory Last...
September 8, 2023
33 recordings now compete to win their category as well as to be named Recording of the Year Winners to be announced at star-studded ceremony on Wednesday October 4 at...
King’s Lynn Festival announces the second Charles Burney Early Music Festival.
September 1, 2023
Following the success of the annual Early Music Days in July and the inaugural Charles Burney Early Music weekend in 2022, King’s Lynn Festival announces the second Charles Burney Early...
Photo: BBC Maida Vale Studios
August 14, 2023
The BBC has today announced that its Maida Vale recording studios have now been sold.  Maida Vale Studios has become a much-loved and seminal part of musical history, having been...
Anna-Maria Helsing. Photo ©Kasper Dalkarl
June 16, 2023
Officially starting in the role on October 1 2023, the appointment builds on Anna-Maria Helsing’s fruitful existing relationship with the orchestra which began in 2020 when she became Principal Guest...
Oxford International Song Festival - Art:Song - Images, Words, Music. https://oxfordsong.org
June 7, 2023
Well established as one of the world’s leading song festivals and the biggest in the UK, the Oxford Lieder Festival has been renamed, and is now called the Oxford International Song Festival. The...
Apple Music Classical
April 28, 2023
In a special partnership, subscribers of The Times and The Sunday Times who are new to Apple Music will be offered three months free access to Apple Music and the...
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